The on-loan Arsenal forward should feel embarrassed about the recent revelations.
Ever heard of Phillip Hosiner?
Fair enough if you haven’t as he has yet to grace the Premier League with his presence but you would have to say it won’t be long before he does.
A quick glance at the Golden Boot race this season lets you see just how in-form he is for his Austrian Bundesliga outfit Austria Vienna this season.
Wedged snuggly in between the superstar duet that is Robin Van Persie and Edinson Cavani is the 23-year-old Austrian who has scored 25 goals in as many appearances this season.
So remarkable are his achievements that he has even sold over 1,200 Austria Vienna shirts with his name and number ‘16’ on the back in the United Kingdom alone!
Which brings us to the sorry tale of Nicklas Bendtner.
It was clear at the start of the season that Juventus did not want the Dane and were clutching at straws with his loan signing but beggars could not be choosers and he was acquired on deadline day.
Since then he has essentially been told he wasn’t wanted in Turin and that he was too fat to play; on top of which he also suffered a nasty injury earlier in the season.
Now he is being threatened with expulsion from the club after driving the wrong way down the road whilst drunk in his home-town of Copenhagen.
But more humiliatingly for the 25-year-old then not scoring a single goal for the club is the fact his name and number ‘17’ shirt has managed to be shifted a grand total of zero times.
That’s right nobody in Turin even wants to buy his shirt.
If things couldn’t get worse they did when he was banned for six months from his national team.
Arsenal fans will be relieved to hear that Hamburg Director of Football Frank Arnesen is still very keen on bringing in the player.
Well at least someone is…
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